Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

Recent Articles
  • City of Chicago evicts homeless from downtown camp

    CHICAGO — Friday was the deadline for homeless people living along Lower Wacker Drive. Dozens had until 10 a.m to pack up and clear out of the encampment, known as “The Triangle.” The area had once been home to about 50 people at a time, but has mostly emptied out. Signs were posted earlier this week in the area, but they were unclear and people weren’t sure when they had to leave. The city also began building a fence on Monday, […]

  • Trump-Kim summit: North Korean leader to talk denuclearization

    North Korea state media reported Monday that leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump will discuss denuclearization and establishing a “durable peace-keeping mechanism” on the Korean Peninsula during their historic summit on Tuesday. Kim and Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday to allow time to prepare for their meeting, the first-ever between a sitting US President and North Korean leader and one that North Korea hopes will forge new relations between the two countries. “Great to be in […]

  • 5 injured after wrong-way driver crashes on Dan Ryan

    CHICAGO — A wrong-way driver caused a crash that injured five people on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The accident happened around 2:45 a.m. Friday on the outbound Dan Ryan near 63rd Street. According to a preliminary police report, the wrong-way driver, identified as a woman, got on to the expressway at 79th Street. The driver made it all the way to 63rd Street, and then crashed with another vehicle. Two vehicles were completely wrecked in the crash. Five people were transported […]

  • Boy, 11, found shot to death in West Pullman

    CHICAGO — An 11-year-old boy was found shot to death in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood. The child, identified as Jechon Anderson, was found just before 1 a.m. Monday in a residence above a shuttered thrift store, near 119th Street and Peoria. He was staying with his father. The boy was shot in the head. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has not ruled on whether that was the official cause of death. Police said he was found in a […]

  • After series of lakefront assaults, alderman calls for increased police presence

    CHICAGO — Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly is calling for more police patrols downtown and along the lakefront after a series of attacks. The latest happened Thursday night in the Streeterville community. People walking along the lakefront were pushed into the water by a group of teenagers. Police said about 10 teens began surrounding people and forcing them into the lake. Similar incidents happened over Memorial Day weekend. Reilly said he believes the disturbances are meant to distract authorities so that […]

  • Chicago beaches are open for the season

    CHICAGO — All 27 beaches in Chicago opened Friday morning with active lifeguards on duty. The Chicago Fire Department will be on location to offer safety tips and warn against cold water temperatures. The water temperature is currently in the 50s. There is no beach advisory issued from the Chicago Park District. Each morning, the park district conducts tests for E. coli. E. coli levels have dropped at nearly every beach along Lake Michigan, including those in Chicago, according to […]

  • McDonald’s employees rally for $15 minimum wage

    OAK BROOK, Ill. – Dozens of McDonald’s employees and community activists gathered Monday at McDonald’s headquarters to protest for $15 minimum wage. The protest comes three days before McDonald’s annual shareholders meeting. Employees claim the company has a record of blocking raises, which hurt minority workers. McDonald’s has been a target for the Fight for 15 Movement for years. The movement pushes for increased pay and union rights. WGN reached out to McDonald’s for comment but got no response. The […]

  • Woman beaten by group of women in West Loop, police say

    CHICAGO – A 49-year-old woman is recovering after she was beaten by a group of four women early Sunday morning near the Boeing building in the West Loop, according to police. The victim told police she left a house nearby and was on the 100 block of north Riverside Plaza when she was followed by four unknown women around 5 a.m. Sunday. Police said the women began to batter the victim, causing multiple lacerations, cuts and bruises as well as lost […]

  • Teen accused in Dixon High School shooting pleads not guilty

    DIXON, Ill. — The teen who was shot by a resource officer after opening fire inside Dixon High School on Wednesday has entered a not guilty plea. Matthew Milby, 19, made a court appearance Friday on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm. He is accused of shooting at a school resource officer Wednesday morning with a semi-automatic rifle owned by his mother. The officer returned fire, officials said, shooting Milby. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was injured. […]

  • Person of interest in custody hours after fleeing traffic stop, aiming gun at Porter County deputy

    PORTER COUNTY, Ind. — A person of interest is in custody for questioning after an incident in which a motorcyclist pulled a gun on a sheriff’s deputy, who then shot multiple times at the suspect before the suspect fled into a wooded area, according to police. Indiana State Police said it started around 1:15 a.m. Monday when the officer responded to a call, and saw a motorcycle driving 80 miles per hour on the highway. The officer tried to stop the […]